Crane Viewing

Footbridge Evening Tours

Footbridge Evening Tours


After a presentation on the Great Sandhill Crane Migration, you’ll accompany your guide to our private footbridge over the north channel of the Platte River. From there you’ll enjoy a 360-degree open-air view of large crane flocks crisscrossing the sky above as they travel to roost for the night, along with the sights and sounds of other migratory birds and wildlife.

You will watch outside, as the cranes gather on the grassland prairie before lifting over the cottonwood trees to roost on the river downstream from your vantage point on the bridge across the channel. Bridge tours last two hours. Visitors are free to depart when they wish but may not return to the bridge afterward. Children must be 12 and up and accompanied by an adult.


Cancellation Policy

All refunds requested will be considered under our cancellation policy:

8 days’ notice of cancellation and over a 90% refund will be issued.

3 to 7 days’ notice of cancellation a 50% refund will be issued.

2 days and under notice of cancellation no refund is issued.

The Crane Trust will cancel tours if Interstate 80 is closed anywhere between Lincoln and North Platte due to bad weather. In the event of a closure, we will attempt to reach you via email and by cell phone. In the event that the Crane Trust cancels a tour, you will receive a full refund.

All refunds will be made back to the payment method used at the time of booking.